The Planned Parenthood Federation of America plans to honor Hillary Clinton at their Once-in-a-Lifetime Gala in New York City on May 2. Clinton will be awarded the Champion of the Century Award to celebrate her work on women's issues throughout her public life, according to an April 6 press release from Planned Parenthood.
100 Years Strong: The Celebration of a Century" is the official title of the centennial celebration, which will be held on May 2. Clinton is not the only big name being recognized during the event. Shonda Rhimes will be celebrated as well, recieving the Champion of Change Award for "revolutionizing the way women and issues of reproductive health — including safe, legal abortion — are portrayed on television.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards said of the event, "We’re proud to celebrate Planned Parenthood’s 100 years of strength and resilience at this moment in our history, as well as the tremendous outpouring of support for Planned Parenthood and our patients."
Clinton has an extensive relationship with the organization, previously receiving Planned Parenthood's Margaret Sanger Award, named after their founder, in 2009. She also received an endorsement and more than $22,000 in donations from the organization during her 2016 bid for president.